Photo by David Ettinger.  Original file name DWE_130209_5228

Michael Soto studied organ performance at the University of Texas at Austin under Frank

Speller and Gerre Hancock, and he studied privately in Paris under Vincent Warnier.

Michael has served as organist and music director in churches across the U.S., as well as

in Paris and Tunisia, where he also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Sfax. He is

currently the music director of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Flossmoor, he is the

accompanist of the Grande Prairie Choral Arts Society, and he performs frequently

throughout the Chicago area. Musically, Michael enjoys exploring the historical narratives

that connected and influenced composers and their work, with an emphasis on French

romantic and modern music for the organ and the harmonium.